oregon is beautiful and vast. i traveled up in search of a vehicle and camper with little expectation and was immediately blown away by its rolling landscapes and forgotten towns. i spent about 3 weeks here and was blessed with beautiful weather nearly the entire time.
i had the pleasure of staying with an old friend who had moved up from hawaii to help his grandparents at their homestead on the north santiam river about an hour outside eugene. It was truly a blessing staying with mike and his family; and seeing the house and covered miniature skatepark he had built himself. he's a great skater and decent fisherman. we spent our time building an old school Huck Finn raft with giant barrels and trees we cut down near by, fishing for trout (which we made a delicious meal out of) and skating his ramp.
it was a beautiful and peaceful time in oregon. the vast pasture lands with abandoned old barns and rolling pine forests will be stuck in my mind until i return.